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Carmen Maria Machado

Distinguished Visiting Writer 2020

About Carmen Maria Machado

Carmen Maria Machado is the author of the memoir In the Dream House and the short story collection Her Body and Other Parties. She has been a finalist for the National Book Award and the winner of the Bard Fiction Prize, the Lambda Literary Award for Lesbian Fiction, the Brooklyn Public Library Literature Prize, the Shirley Jackson Award, and the National Book Critics Circle's John Leonard Prize. In 2018, the New York Times listed Her Body and Other Parties as a member of "The New Vanguard," one of "15 remarkable books by women that are shaping the way we read and write fiction in the 21st century."

Her essays, fiction, and criticism have appeared in the New Yorker, the New York Times, GrantaHarper’s Bazaar, Tin House, VQRConjunctions, McSweeney's Quarterly Concern, The Believer, Guernica, Best American Science Fiction & Fantasy, Best American Nonrequired Reading, and elsewhere. She holds an MFA from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and has been awarded fellowships and residencies from the Guggenheim Foundation, Michener-Copernicus Foundation, Elizabeth George Foundation, CINTAS Foundation, Yaddo, Hedgebrook, and the Millay Colony for the Arts. She is the Writer in Residence at the University of Pennsylvania and lives in Philadelphia with her wife.

Find Events with Carmen Maria Machado

Date: Friday, November 13, 2020 - 6:00pm
Location: Zoom
Type & Genre: Reading, Talk; Fiction, Short Stories

Join the Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing and Burton Barr Central Library for a reading and talk with Carmen Maria Machado on Friday, November 13, 2020 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Zoom

Machado will also be teaching a workshop, Stories That Stand Still. More details about the class will be announced soon.


Find Classes with Carmen Maria Machado

Date: Saturday, March 21, 2020, 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Type: Craft Class, Craft Talk, Presentation
Genre: Fiction, Short Stories

In order to prioritize the health of our community, this event has been cancelled due to concerns around the potential spread of COVID-19. If you have any questions, please reach out to Education Programs Manager Malik Toms at Malik.Toms@asu.edu. For more information about our response to COVID-19, read the Piper Center's statement at http://piper.asu.edu/covid-19 or visit ASU's official website at http://coronavirus.asu.edu

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